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Scholarships For Middle School Science Teachers

December 4, 2017

The National Stem Cell Foundation (NSCF) partners with The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Science and Mathematics at Western Kentucky University (WKU) to fund ten scholarships each year for middle school science teachers working to transfer a passion for science to students in this age group. Research shows that students who get excited about STEM subjects in middle school are the ones who will take those courses in high school and major in them at the college level. National STEM Scholars [...]

FREE Eclipse Books for Kids and Teachers

November 28, 2017

Portland-based publisher, Orbit Oregon, seeks to donate hundreds of extra copies of The Big Eclipse Book and The Big Eclipse Activity Book to Oregon teachers, principals and STEM educators. More copies of books are available than activity books so all books are “first-come, first serve”. The two books explain the eclipse and offer activities to encourage astronomy and science learning for kids ages 5-10. Books may be picked up in Portland, or can be shipped statewide with paid [...]

Real World STEM 2018 On The Farm Experience

November 14, 2017

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced three On The Farm professional development events for educators in 2018. The events are designed for those who work in STEM and health education and have a limited background in agriculture. Applications are now open at http://www.agfoundation.org/on-the-farm. “If you work as a STEM coordinator, health educator, instructional coach at a school district or teacher educator, this may be a great fit for you,” said Christy Lilja, [...]

STEM Workshops at the OSTA Conference – Oct 13th

October 11, 2017

How Are You Hearing Me? Engaging Students in a 3D NGSS Learning Progression  Instructors: Bradford Hill & Matt McCollum Location: Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus Audience: High School This workshop aims to engage participants in a cell phone and telecommunications project. This 3D learning progression, like the 5 others that make up the Patterns Approach to Physics, integrates PBL, modeling, and the science and engineering practices. We begin with the phenomenon of a cell phone [...]

Build a Better Future: SAMSUNG Solve For Tomorrow Challenge

October 9, 2017

Tomorrow’s economies will be forged by students who are proficient in Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Math (STEAM) subjects. Samsung is dedicated to helping people discover a world of possibilities, so we’ve made it our mission to raise student interest in STEAM subjects nationwide through innovative programs with our partners that will help us all build a better tomorrow. The national contest Solve For Tomorrow is giving public school teachers $2 million in Samsung Technology [...]

Oregon Game Project Challenge Presents 11th Annual Game Jam

October 8, 2017

OGPC is a yearly computer game development competition that promotes the entire STEAM spectrum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Mathematics ).  Middle/high school students form teams of coders, animators, artists, musicians, writers, etc. to compete for awards in various categories while learning valuable skills.  It bridges the disciplines in a way that most academic courses do not and encourages students with different talents to work together. Game Jams are a chance [...]

Family Science Night @ OMSI

October 6, 2017

Family Science Nights offer a unique experience for your school’s families and teachers to visit the museum and spark lifelong interest in science. This exclusive event for your school is designed to foster community between teachers, parents and students, and strengthen parent and family involvement in science exploration and discovery. Explore our popular exhibit halls, as well as our Physics Lab and Life Science Lab, and engage in exciting hands-on science activities. Science Nights [...]

Integrated STEM Workshops: Design and Invention for NGSS(Next Generation Science Standards)

October 2, 2017

Time: Friday October 13, 2017 Instructors: Mihir Ravel, Cary Sneider, and Jennifer Wells Location: Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, 12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland, OR Audience: High School, and possibly 8th grade Free workshop, curriculum and materials kit (for 32 students) Have you ever attended a terrific workshop and then found that you didn’t have the time, funds or community support to teach the unit? That’s not the case with these workshops! Participating teachers [...]

Funding for Nationally Designed Computing Education Curriculum & Professional Development

October 1, 2017

Most students express an interest in a rich understanding of computing and want to learn more about how to create in a computing environment, yet computing classes often appeal to a subset of the student population and lack diversity. The National Science Foundation(NSF) is helping to fund Oregon high schools interested in adopting  a national, equity-based, evidence-supported curriculum called Exploring Computer Science (ECS). ECS focuses on developing a welcoming and inclusive environment [...]

Call for Proposals for the OSGC Undergraduate Team Experience Award Program

October 1, 2017

“The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is pleased to provide students attending our member community colleges an opportunity to apply for a one-time term-long research award that will support their academic study in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This award is designed to provide community college students an opportunity to work together with a faculty mentor on a term-long research project in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) or STEM [...]
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